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When a listed UK company makes an offer of shares to investors resident in jurisdictions other than the UK, the company will need to consider the laws of the overseas jurisdictions in which those investors are resident.
An offer of shares by a UK company in the US or to persons resident in the US requires registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under the US Securities Act of 1933 (US Securities Act) unless an exemption from the registration requirements is available. The registration requirements are burdensome so UK companies wishing to extend an offer into the US will usually tr
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Issue estoppel is a sub-species of the res judicata doctrine (see Practice Note: The doctrine of res judicata). In addition to the general key requirements for establishing a res judicata (see Practice Note: Key requirements to establish a res judicata), this Practice Note considers the specific
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